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    Re: How were YOU introduced to Ubuntu/Linux?

    Before windows came along, and http and all that, I had Unix Sys V running on NCR/Motorola towers. I "ported" my sys V to the 68020 RISC architecture, and wrote a gazillion lines of shell, C, and...
  2. Poll: Re: Share with the community your Oneiric Ocelot install/upgrade experience

    Congratulations. I don't think I've ever installed a linux distro during and immediately after which, everything worked. As usual, I did have to install a flash plugin. My sound worked immediately,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Radeon 5830 video card

    Thanks, I had the same problem with my new 5830 that arrived today. Now I don't. Now to check the HDMI cable and see if it works yet
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    [ubuntu] Re: New GPU ordered, how to install . . .

    What I did isn't working. I have the latest ATI drivers that you can activate from Administration, Hardware Drivers.

    I get a splash screen for Ubuntu then the video disappears, the display tells...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help identifying my video card?

    before spending cash money, check the bios version on the board and see what's available. As I mentioned before, any new card you buy is much newer than your bios. It may require an update to the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help identifying my video card?

    Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter.

    I believe this is an integrated (onboard) video chip that leads to a d-sub
    connector soldered to your motherboard, to...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Can I burn music to a dvd -RW to play in a dvd player and what program to use

    I guess you are using the Gnome desktop environment? If so then you should try Brasero Disk Burner on your <Applications,> <Sound & Video> menu.

    If it's not there you can install it. Open a...
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    [ubuntu] New GPU ordered, how to install . . .

    I think I know what to do here, but I haven't done it in awhile and I guess I'd like to double check or maybe some moral support from other ATI users.

    I've activated (a couple days ago) the...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Need help optimizing Xorg!!!!!!

    Sorry, I posted that right before I tore down both machines for upgrades, and I've been so busy killing my own rats I didn't see your response. Well I hope it's working out for you. Are you still...
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    [SOLVED] Re: screen resolution - 1280x1024 missing

    As near as I can tell, there isn't one valid command on that entire page, but I'm using Xubuntu 9.10 on this laptop . . .
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    [ubuntu] HDMI poor, VGA good, whats wrong?

    Have you ever heard of the onboard video's HDMI port giving lousy video at every resolution yet the VGA works fine?

    My hdmi cable works ok with my xbox, by OK I mean it looks like everyone elses...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Need help optimizing Xorg!!!!!!

    I think you should start from the beginning, and think about how you went about installing your drivers, and which ones you used. There is a wiki entry about clearing out old video related files when...
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    [ubuntu] LCD TV or Monitor w/ HDTV Tuner?

    This may seem like a stupid question, but as I'm about to buy one I'd like to make sure I'm not about to make a $350 mistake.

    I've been looking around and I've found very few monitors that also...
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    [SOLVED] Dual Crossfire Setup

    I'm buying a motherboard that will allow me to do parallel stream processing.
    I've heard there is support for this in the Linux ATI drivers.

    Specifically, I'm looking at an MSI 790FX-GD70, AM3,...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Need advice please on new video card ..Nv or Ati?

    Hi,

    I'm in the same boat right now, trying to choose. In my case, I want the GPU for parallel stream processing. I'll need a card that's known to at least boot-up and give me a working desktop. My...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ATI Radeon HD 5770 support by ubuntu 10.04?

    So which is the primary output on your video card, vga or dvi? If it's dvi then that sounds like it negates that workaround for booting (at least for some people). I'm thinking of buying one of those...
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    Re: Why isnt linux so popular????

    Microsoft made it so that even people who had never used a computer before, could turn it on, and log onto the Internet. My brother (who is below clueless) went to Best Buy and came home with a...
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    Re: Why isnt linux so popular????

    We need to remember that there are people in the world, many of them actually, (especially girls,) who have lives beyond their computers. They actually have activities that don't involve computers,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: LiveCD Hack and Exploits

    The only weakness in this approach is the part where you "reboot and continue to work in windows".

    Why would anyone want to do that? If the machine will run Linux as a liveCD then it ought to run...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Disable screensaver in karmic?

    I opened my gui <system><preferences> menu and made changes to screensaver, powermanagement, and compiz too. They all had some setting or other that was dimming my monitor and making me log back in...
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    Re: Ubuntu Rebranding Revealed

    I guess I'm in the minority here, but I think Lucid is ugly.

    More brown. It should look great with all my African Savannah animal-dung backgrounds. I guess the purple default background works,...
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    [SOLVED] rkhunter found rootkit on mine too

    Solved with Google - Apparently this is a common false positive recently



    dav@dav-desktop:~/Downloads/rkhunter-1.3.6$ sudo rkhunter -c
    [ Rootkit Hunter version 1.3.6 ]

    Checking system...
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    [gnome] Re: How do app's launch from menu/panel?

    Hehehe . . . it's probably a safety feature, but I'm just not aware of it

    Maybe I did use gksudo before . . .(but it wasn't for a browser or irc!)
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    [ubuntu] Certificate invalid at snort site

    I went to snort for a download, and their page tells me something about a "site certificate invalid" or maybe it was "failed".

    Anyway, none of the downloads were accessible.

    Today I can't even...
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    [all variants] Re: window control buttons now on left!????!

    I too found this unsettling, until I thought about it.

    Years ago considerable research was conducted to study how people see and interact with GUI applications. There are some cultural...
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